KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, was selected by Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) to implement Cerner ITWorks¿ health information technology (IT) solutions and services to provide continuity of care across 47 hospitals and multiple clinical settings.

Cerner will assume operational and administrative responsibilities for CHI's IT at its facilities, spanning several states that utilize Cerner Millennium® electronic health record, which includes:
  • implementations currently underway and in the future
  • upgrades, enhancements and optimization
  • application and operational management and support of the system, and clinical service desk support

"Cerner is aligned with CHI's long-term goals to advance personal health beyond the traditional acute care focus," said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. "As part of this collaboration, Cerner ITWorks will manage the organization's clinical systems enabling CHI to focus on the continuum of care and improving patient care within the communities it serves."

Cerner and CHI have collaborated for more than 12 years. As CHI moves into the next era of health care, the organization determined that Cerner ITWorks was the best fit based on mission compatibility and cultural and operational perspective.

This new initiative is aligned with CHI's core value of Excellence and supports CHI's vision of pioneering models and systems to enhance patient care, safety and clinical outcomes. The tighter alignment will help accelerate the implementation of the latest technology advances available.

As a part of the agreement, CHI's IT employees who worked on the Cerner Millennium application team became Cerner associates on June 29.

About Cerner

Cerner's health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 18,000 facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients' clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner's mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. On February 2, 2015, Cerner Corporation acquired substantially all of the assets, and assumed certain liabilities, of the Siemens Health Services business from Siemens AG. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at cerner.com/blog, connect with us on Twitter at  twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at facebook.com/cerner.

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